Paper: A Compression Technique For Arabic Dictionaries: The Affix Analysis

ACL ID C86-1068
Title A Compression Technique For Arabic Dictionaries: The Affix Analysis
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

In every application that concerns the automatic processing of natural language, the problem of the dictionary size is posed. In this paper, we propose a compression dictionary al~orithm based on an affix ana- lysis of the non diacritical Arabic. It consists in decomposing a word into its first elements taking into account the different linguistic transformations that can affect the morphological structures. This work has been achieved as part of a study of the automatic detection and correction of spelling errors in the non diacritical Arabic texts.